Unsung: Timely & Passionate

Thursday 14th March 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Unsung is an excellent concept: four great women from different historical periods chewing the fat about just why it is that women have been (and still are) so under-appreciated. It’s a new play from Lisa Holdsworth and a strong cast of four fierce females take on... Continue Reading →

Sparkplug: Stunningly Agile Storytelling

Monday 11th March 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sparkplug is the latest touring work from Box of Tricks Theatre;  a new play by David Judge which was a finalist for the Alfred Fagon Award Best New Play Of the Year 2017. It’s not difficult to see why. The indefatigable Judge both writes and stars... Continue Reading →

The Duchess of Malfi: Webster’s Disturbing Tale of Control & Revenge

Saturday 9th March 2019 at York Theatre Royal (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ John Webster’s The Duchess Of Malfi is a bit of a titan and York Settlement Community Players do a great job of bringing its most gripping moments of dramatic power to life. It’s impossible to experience this play without our current social and political climate... Continue Reading →

Hamlet: Take a Seat Patriarchy, Here Come the Women

Tuesday 5th March 2019 at Leeds Playhouse (Pop Up). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A female Hamlet? A northern tragedy? Multiple gender switches? Leeds Playhouse’s latest Shakespeare offering is a finely tuned combination of exactly that. As Shakespeare’s longest play, Hamlet is in so many cases numbingly over-long and mercilessly dark, but thankfully, Amy Leach’s direction and approach to... Continue Reading →

Company: Fun, Flawless & Utterly Brilliant

Thursday 28th February 2019 at the Gielgud Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Marianne Elliott’s production of Company is pretty damn special - easily the best show I've seen in years. This production, with its finger on the pulse of our times, is a revival of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s musical comedy. In it we follow the... Continue Reading →

Come From Away: Bold, Energetic Storytelling

Wednesday 27th February 2019 at the Phoenix Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Come From Away is first and foremost an excellent piece of ensemble theatre. The show doesn’t fuss with multiple sets or big costume changes and it completely bypasses the formulaic approach found in many musicals. It’s 1hr 40 with no interval, which allows the swirling... Continue Reading →

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